Two teenagers, Godspower Peter, 18 and Voke Samuel, 15, suspected to be robbers have been arrested by the Delta State Police who found double-barrel guns with them.
There were arrested by officials of the Safer High Way Patrol on Ekakpamre-Jeremi Road in Ughelli South Local Government Area on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
Daily Post reported that they were found “with a fabricated single barrel gun with four rounds of cartridges and a double barrel cut-to-size gun.”
Usman Ndanbabo, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in the state said the boys were apprehended on a motorcycle holding a polythene bag that contained guns.
“The polythene bag contained cut-to-size guns, with one of the bullets already used, indicating that they were coming from a robbery.”
“There were four of them who jumped into a swamp but our men pursued them, and could only arrest two.”
“The suspects made statements and the command will not relent in its efforts to make the area crime-free.”
Peter, one of the suspects however maintained that he was innocent. According to him, he was just caught at the wrong place and at the wrong time.
“I am a motorcycle rider. The three boys asked me to carry them from Agbarho in Ughelli North to Otujeremi in Ughelli South and I charged them N1, 000. They agreed.”
“They appealed to me to tow their motorcycle, which was bad.”
“On our way, we saw a police checkpoint. We were searched and two guns and bullets were found in the bags they carried.”
“We fled into a nearby swamp and I was arrested”, he said.